"If you love Clos des Ducs, don't miss the '02"
2002 D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs

Posted by Ian McFadden

The 2002 Ducs is a legend.

For the past couple of weeks, I've been working through a recent purchase of back-vintage d'Angerville. I saved the best for last. 

D'Angerville's 2002 Ducs is an epic wine displaying an explosive complexity, breeding, and extraordinary completeness. To echo the Burghound tasting note below, this is one of the great Ducs of the past few decades. 

D'Angerville's 2.4-hectare monopole Clos des Ducs is one of Volnay's best sites. This steep, chalky site produces wines of singular intensity and breeding. It has no trouble competing with Grand Crus.

The 2002 is one vintage where you get a rare soaring complexity, seamless harmony, and an exactingly precise architecture. For all of its intensity and power, the wine really blows you away with its weightlessness and nuanced aromatics. 

I've tasted the 2002 at least a dozen times since it was released and it has amazed each time. The way that Ducs ages is no joke. Last year, I drank a glorious 1920. I have no doubt that the 2002 is one for the ages. 

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

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Burghound (2004): "As it almost always is in its youth, this is a linear wine but the '02 ratchets up the minerality and that sense of almost exacting precision and detail. The tannins are not quite as firm as those of the Taillepieds yet here there is another level of elegance and purity with absolutely perfect harmony and a subtle, understated, almost Zen-like reserve. In short, this is a classic Clos des Ducs that will rival such memorable vintages as 1978, 1985, 1991 1993, 1996 and 1999. If you love Clos des Ducs, don't miss the '02."